Now Wired reports that I didn’t create the iPod. It was a team effort. Tony Fadell, Jon Rubinstein, Jeff Robbin, Greg Joswiak, Phil Schiller, Tim Wasko — those were the key guys. Heck, old Steve was hardly around half the time.
Don’t be naive. As with the Journal story on Monday, don’t think this Wired thing just happened by itself, without the cooperation of people inside Apple. My own foot soldiers have set themselves to the ignoble task of un-writing the Legend of El Jobso and smoothing the way for my successor. Truly a tragedy worthy of Ibsen. Or is it Chekhov? I always get them confused.